Peter Sutcliffe

Peter Sutcliffe

Birth
Bingley, Metropolitan Borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Death 13 Nov 2020 (aged 74)
Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 218535569 · View Source
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Crime Figure. Known as the Yorkshire Ripper, he was serving life in prison for murdering 13 women between 1975 and 1980 and the attempted murder of seven others across Yorkshire and north-west England. His first victim was a mother-of-four, who was hit with a hammer and stabbed 15 times, in October 1975. A former truck driver from Bradford, he claimed he was on a "mission from God" to kill prostitutes, although not all of his victims were sex workers. A huge police operation was launched in the 1970s, with 150 officers conducting more than 11,000 interviews. Sutcliffe was interviewed nine times during the course of the investigation but continued to avoid arrest and carried on with his killings. An inquiry held after his conviction said a backlog of case paperwork meant officers were unable to connect vital pieces of information. He was arrested on January 2, 1981, was convicted of his crimes, and spent three decades at Broadmoor Hospital before being moved to Frankland Prison in County Durham in 2016. Sutcliffe died in hospital from complications of Covid-19, as well as a number of other underlying health problems.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 13 Nov 2020
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